Elmbrook Schools help all students, regardless of background or ability, achieve high learning standards. High academic standards describe what students are expected to know and be able to do across the curriculum. Standards serve as a common target for students, staff, and parents to help focus and sustain efforts.
Approximately 82 percent of district graduates enter higher education. Strong, varied programs are available for non-college bound students. A long-range, comprehensive Technology Plan identifies the planned expansion of technology as a teaching tool in the K-12 curriculum. Computers are clustered for classroom use as well as computer lab settings with a district wide ratio of four students per computer. Advanced Placement & Honors courses are offered in English, math/computer science, social studies, science, and art. Modified courses are offered for students who require a significant change in the learning expectations for the course.
The district promotes excellence and equity in education. Strong leadership by the Board of Education, administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community leaders is demonstrated by the ability to hold steadfast to the educational vision, effectively save and spend the district's resources, communicate progress, and support students, programs, and services.
School, district and Board goals are framed in a way that may be benchmarked through the school year and measured at year's end. Progress is recorded and used for improvement efforts.
Elmbrook Schools recognizes the important roles that families, schools, the community, business, and volunteers play in helping all children succeed in school and in life. Partners bring their own strengths, skills, perspectives, and knowledge to the educational process.
Business partnerships offer students opportunities for job shadowing, apprenticeships, mentoring, and community services involvement. Beginning in the primary grades and increasing through the grades, students have a wide-range of opportunities in athletics & co-curricular activities. Elmbrook serves more than 45,000 residents from the City of Brookfield, the Village of Elm Grove, and portions of the Town of Brookfield & City of New Berlin. The district leases the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts auditorium in Brookfield for 100 days per year for student musical concerts & theatrical performances.
Standards of the Heart
Elmbrook Schools have positive school climates which foster caring, contributing, productive, and responsible behavior. Each school has a positive and safe environment and honors the traditions and contributions of all family and community members in the learning community.
There is a strong parental and student participation in school governance beginning at the elementary level and continuing through high school. Parent volunteers spend many hours in classrooms, front offices, with Parent Teacher Organizations and other organized parent groups.